What are the traditional and modern gifts for wedding anniversaries?

(Traditional / MODERN)

1st: paper / CLOCKS

2nd: cotton / CHINA

3rd: leather / CRYSTAL

4th: linen(Silk) / ELECTRICAL APPLIANCES

5th: wood / SILVERWARE

6th: iron / WOOD

7th: wool (copper) / DESK SETS

8th: bronze / LINENS, LACES

9th: pottery (China) / LEATHER

10th: tin (Aluminum ) / DIAMOND JEWELRY

11th: steel / FASHION JEWELRY

12th: silk / PEARLS or COLORED GEMS

13th: lace / TEXTILES & FURS

14th: ivory / GOLD JEWELRY

15th: crystal / WATCHES

16th: SILVER HOLLOW WARE

17th: FURNITURE

18th: PORCELAIN

19th: BRONZE

20th: china / PLATINUM

21st: brass or nickel

22nd: copper

: silver plate

24th: musical instruments

25th: silver / STERLING SILVER

26th: original pictures

27th: sculpture

28th: orchids

29th: new furniture

30th: pearls / DIAMONDS

31st: timepieces

32nd: conveyances (automobiles)

33rd: amethyst

34th: opal

35th: coral / JADE

36th: bone china

37th: alabaster

38th: beryl and tourmaline

39th: lace

40th: ruby

41st: land

42nd: improved real estate

43rd: trips

44th: groceries

45th: SAPPHIRE

46th: original poetry tributes

47th: books

48th: optical items (glasses, telescopes)

49th: luxuries of any kind

50th: GOLD

55th: EMERALDS

60th: DIAMOND

75th: Diamond

80th: DIAMOND and PEARL

85th: DIAMOND and SAPPHIRE

90th: DIAMOND and EMERALD

95th: DIAMOND and RUBY

100th: 10 CARAT DIAMOND

Source: 

The Hostess Book, RQ, Winter 1985, The Chicago Public Library.

Notes: 

When this was entered in the year 2000, some of the gifts were quite humorous.

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